Mutlu M. M. , Özgünay H. , Morandı A., Papakonstantınou D., Tsakalou L., Albu L., ...Daha Fazla

V. International Leather Engineering Congress, İzmir, Türkiye, 10 Ekim - 11 Aralık 2019, ss.147-150

  • Basıldığı Şehir: İzmir
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.147-150


The paper presents the project LEATHUB, which is a three-year capacity building project co-funded by European Commission

through Erasmus+ Program. The project concentrates on strengthening and enhancing the role of higher education institutes and

universities in innovation capacity building, technology transfer, commercialization of applied scientific research outcome and

brokerage of R&D services in Russia and Mongolia in the leather industry. To date, the main problems in the development of the

leather industry in Russia and Mongolia are the shortage of high quality leather raw materials; ecological problems; recycling of

collagen-containing raw materials; and lack of qualified staff. To solve these problems, four training and innovation centers

(Leather Hubs) will be set up in the four involved universities in Russia and Mongolia. The aim of the project is to bridge the gap

between the leather industry and the universities by enhancing the collaboration at a research and development base in schemas

where industry will be the innovation seeker. The successful implementation of the project relies mainly on the training of the

staff of the 4 training and innovation Leather Hubs in Russia and Mongolia and on the effective transfer of knowledge from

European and Turkish partners in establishing and managing these Hubs, which will bring together the innovation seekers from

the leather industry with the innovation providers from the area but also from areas in EU.